With this exclusive offer from Rewarding Times, we are offering a ticket to the inaugural Tolkien Burren festival, taking place in the Burren region from Thursday 8th May to Thursday 16th May 2013.
This unique gathering is a celebration of the eerie beauty of the Burren area, believed to have been a considerable influence on the English writer J.R.R. Tolkien in the writing of his epic novel Lord of the Rings. This is in reference to the cave found in the area called poll na Gollum (the hole of Gollum), the descriptions of the world of Mordor which bear a striking resemblance to the landscape of the Burren, and similarities to the story to be found in Irish folklore.
The festival itself seeks to celebrate both the incredible fantasy world created by J.R.R. Tolkien, the literature, poetry and history of the Burren, whilst in the setting of the other world of the Burren. From lectures, writing workshops, debates, music, film screenings and guided walks and tours of the Burren area, it promises to be a festival of sight, sound and feeling that will be unique, original and joyful in its delivery.
The festival director Peter Curtin believes that the story of J.R.R. Tolkien’s discovery, exploration and connection to the Burren landscape offers an opportunity for the festivalgoer to perhaps discover what may have been and what may still be discovered in a magical and mystical place such as the Burren.
The following events will be happening throughout the week of the festival:
- Walking tours of the Burren
- Visit to Pol na Gullum
- Music and dance
- Film Screenings
- Writers’ workshops
- Poetry and ballad competitions